Movies like Mother 1991

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Mother (1991)
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Mother (1991)
Original name: Mayrig
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Henri Verneuil was born Achod Malakian of Armenian parentage on October 15, 1920, in Rodosto, Turkey, and his family fled to France and settled in Marseilles when he was a young child. He later recounted his childhood experience in the novel Mayrig, which he dedicated to his mother and made into this 1991 film with the same name.
Style: saga
Plot: armenian genocide, family relations, genocide, mother, provence, exile, armenian, refugee, mass murder, immigrants, harbor, diaspora
Place: france, armenia, marseille

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, contemplative and touching films with plots about family relations, armenian, armenian genocide, genocide, society, immigrants and mass murder mostly in Drama, History and Family genres. Some movies like Mother: Armenia (2006), Armenia, My Love... (2016), Nahapet (1977), Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010), Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mother (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This family drama is the sequel to director Henri Verneuil's autobiographical film, Mayrig. It takes place some forty years after the end of the previous film. In the earlier film, a young man has moved with his family to Marseilles from ...
Style: touching, gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: writer's life, love and romance, elderly, immigrants, family gatherings, lovers reunited, parents and children, hotel, family in crisis, elderly lovers, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, ottoman empire
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Armenia (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: This is a story about returning to ones ancestral homeland. Anna is a cardiologist who discovers her father has fled to his native Armenia after being diagnosed with a heart problem. Despite their contentious relationship, she sets out to bring her ...
Plot: diaspora, armenian genocide, armenian, voyage, french, genocide, physician, doctors, journey
Place: armenia, france
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Armenia, My Love... (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The destiny of a happy Armenian family, whose life will change forever in 1915, Ottoman Empire, (Armenian land), now Turkey and whose beautiful dreams will become memories in the eyes of the most famous Armenian American painter, who lives to paint ...
Plot: armenian genocide, armenian, mass murder, genocide
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, turkey
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52%
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Nahapet (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story of a strong-willed man, Nahapet, who lost his family during the 1915 Genocide is an eternal story of resurrection.
Plot: injury, armenian genocide, survivor, armenian, bolshevik, genocide, world war one, communism
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: armenia, soviet union
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Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Several directors from countries of the region were invited to create stories taking place in and around the beautiful city of Istanbul, in the vein of “Paris, je t’aime” and “New York, I love you”. They come together to remind viewers ...
Plot: musician, armenian, greek, genocide, armenian genocide, diaspora
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles, a young cyclist who was passing at that precise moment, is seriously injured. Aram's mother feels guilty and feels the need to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, rough, disturbing
Plot: assassination, ambassador, bomb, forgiveness, armenian, mother son relationship, murder, shooting, embassy, cyclist, human ashes, man in a wheelchair ...
Time: year 1915, 80s
Place: france, turkey, ottoman empire, armenia, beirut lebanon ...
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33%
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1915 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a theatre director stages a play to bring the ghosts of the past back to life.
Style: disturbing, sad, rough, suspenseful
Plot: armenian genocide, armenian, theater, soldier, life is a bitch, society, culture clash, family, brutality, violence, international, genocide ...
Time: year 1915
Place: ottoman empire, armenia, los angeles, turkey
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Assignment Berlin (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: no overview
Plot: armenian genocide, trial, armenian, vengeance, world war one, revenge, judge, genocide, justice, crime against humanity, mass murder, jury ...
Time: year 1915
Place: berlin germany, turkey, ottoman empire, armenia
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Aram (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Aram, an ex-soldier from the Armenian cause, has come to France to close an arms deal under secret service surveillance. Held responsible and banished by his faher for his brother's injuries in a terrorist ttack, he's also come to seek ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: haunted by the past, vengeance, tough heroes, armenian, criminal heroes, deadly, gangsters, terrorism, disability, politics, armenian genocide, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1915
Place: france, paris france, turkey, armenia, ottoman empire
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32%
Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: poverty, honor, parents and children, family relations, family problems, society, thief, missing child
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Place: france
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Time of Indifference (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A penniless countess falls in love with a cad, unaware that he is also involved on the side with her beautiful daughter.
Plot: love triangle, deception, bankruptcy, legs, mother, daughter, affair, stockings
Place: italy
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The Lark Farm (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Lark Farm is set in a small Turkish town in 1915. It deals with the genocide of Armenians, looking closely at the fortunes, or rather, misfortunes of one wealthy Armenian family.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: genocide, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, siblings relations, wartime life, family relations, love and romance, armenian, deportation, world war one, armenian genocide, against humanity ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: armenia, turkey, middle east, ottoman empire
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24%
The Tango of Our Childhood (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film is about the hard lot of a woman with an extraordinary character, who tries to raise her children and win back her husband, who left family for another woman, after return from the war.
Plot: world war two, horse, old woman, children, mother, armenian, husband wife relationship, family relations
Time: 1940s
Place: armenia, caucasus, eastern europe, soviet union
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24%
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Two (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Isabelle Huppert stars as a pair of twin sisters in Werner Schroeter's gorgeously composed and utterly berserk opus stuffed to overflowing with sailors, drag queens, suicides, cemeteries, doppelgängers, fickle foxes and operatic arias.
Style: psychological, non-linear, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, opera, human nature, twins, hopes, strong female presence, provence, destiny, cabaret, male nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, portugal, marseille
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Invisible World (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative
Plot: invisibility, society, female director, genocide, armenian genocide, mass murder, armenian
Place: brazil, latin america, armenia, ottoman empire, south america ...
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23%
Cities of the Plain (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Directed by Robert Kramer
Style: experimental, touching, serious, captivating
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The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
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Style: serious, contemplative, captivating, bleak, disturbing ...
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Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france
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Aliyah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paris 2011. Alex is 27. He's lives off dealing and pays the debts of his brother, Isaac, who after being his support has now become dead weight. When his cousin announces he's going to open a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Alex imagines he can ...
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Lost Birds (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is 1915 in an Armenian village in Anatolia. Bedo and Maryam return from their secret dovecote only to find an empty house and a ghost village. The children embark on a journey to search for their mother, along with their bird 'Bacik.'
Plot: deportation, children, genocide, armenian, armenian genocide
Time: year 1915
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The Artist and the Model (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a famous old sculptor, weary of life and the folly of men, who finds, thanks to the arrival of a Spanish girl escaped from a refugee camp, the desire to return to work and sculpt your final work in occupied France in 1943. Model and ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: france
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21%
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The Lovemakers (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The death of a wealthy patriarch in 1885 sets off an interfamily power struggle.
Plot: farm, misery, atheist, femme fatale, brothel madam, relic, grocery store, uncle nephew relationship, prostitute, man slaps a woman, city country contrast, deathbed ...
Time: 1880s
Place: florence italy, florence, italy
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21%
24 Hours in the Life of a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in 1913, 1936 and 2001. When he returns to the casino and seaside resort of his early teens, Louis, a 78 year old man encounters Olivia, a 19 year old young woman madly in love with a violent cad. Louis tells the story of his own mother having a ...
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Place: france
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21%
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.
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The Merry Bus (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Armenia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Focuses on a woman and child after the 1988 earthquake that rocked the Soviet state of Armenia. They find themselves listening to telephone wires and call it music. They became close and the little boy decides that he has found the basis for the ...
Plot: armenian, orphan, mother, adopted son, earthquake, telephone, wire
Place: armenia
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21%
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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20%
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The Proud Ones (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In early twentieth-century Brittany, two peasants marry, have a son, and live in traditional Breton ways: three generations under one roof, a division of labor between the sexes, elders' stories at night, politics and religion during their ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, contemplative, saga ...
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Place: france, europe, brittany
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20%
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Twiggy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Sarah seems to have the world at her feet. She's young, bright, pretty, free spirited yet hard working, with a real passion for life. Then, in just one day, she loses her job, is told she will have to move out of her apartment, and discovers ...
Plot: female director, young woman, childbirth, midwife, birth, illegitimate child, modern art, job seeking, fainting, loss of job, art exhibition, motherhood ...
Place: marseille, france
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20%
Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rocklin Colorado, 1925. A hard cold winter. Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers. Even though his bricklayer father wastes the little money he has in the Imperial Poolhall and his time with the rich American ...
Style: rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
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Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: colorado, usa
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20%
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8? (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: psychological, art house, surreal, stylized, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, childhood, extramarital affair, filmmaking, mistress, adultery, dreams, self involved, producer, star, postmodernism, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, france, rome italy, copenhagen denmark ...
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20%
I Forgot to Tell You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie is a young woman with a troubled past. Her passion is painting, but she never had any formal training. Living in the South of France, she takes whatever work she can get to make ends meet. Then she befriends the elderly painter Jaume and he ...
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, elderly, hopes, self discovery, starting over, mental illness, golden years, bittersweet, alzheimer's disease, painting, teacher student relationship, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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19%